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It's Time to Laugh

Most of our work as youth pastors is a challenging work made up of continuous interactions with youth, parents, pastors, council members and our own families. But for the next 15 minutes give yourself permission to let it all loose and just laugh—it's great soul care!

Youth Ministry
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Mezuzah

What is your reminder of your high calling from Jesus Christ? The Jewish people have the Mezuzah! What do you have?

Youth Ministry
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Bent but Not Broken

Passages like Eccl. 4:9-12 ends the teaching about the values of working together by stating that “a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Yet, youth ministry tends to be both independent and in-the-moment in its daily operations. How to break this cycle? 

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Reading the Bible – Holding the Hand

It’s time to make Bible reading a priority in your day-to-day schedule. Drop some of the stuff that you deem as valuable in your schedule, or give the important items to your Father to hold, and reach out and open God’s Word for your life today!

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A FEAST for Young and Old

From my own faith journey and from reflections of the last decade of youth ministry at New Life CRC I am persuaded that connection with older generations is vital in transferring faith from childhood to adulthood.

Youth Ministry
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Personnel and the Church

Do you have a Personnel Team at your church? It is important for churches to maintain a healthy relationship with the people who serve the church and having this responsibility defined can assist the church in healthy relationships.

Church Admin & Finance
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So Now You're a Deacon

You got roped in. Or maybe you are now a deacon as a result of a prayer you’ve been praying for years. Are you feeling just a bit uncertain? Doubtful? Skeptical?

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All I Want for Christmas

With decades-long help from books, friends, and the Scriptures, I am realizing that thoughtless consumerism is daily paying us ever more mini-deaths. How long can God’s world survive our consumerist acquisitiveness?

Pastors
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The Inner Circle...

Mentorship—Jesus chose 12 people to be in His inner circle. Who will be in your inner circle? Who will be in your dedicated volunteer’s inner circle?

Youth Ministry
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The Home Visit: Preparation & Guidelines

Home visitation allows the office bearer to encourage spiritual development among members of the congregation. I prepared the following materials for the elders of my previous congregation to use as a guideline in making home visits.

Elders
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See Change

How many pastors does it take to change a Christian Reformed church? The best and right answer is probably “None.” But that hasn’t kept many of my ilk from trying. Some try wisely, some foolishly. We all pray we’re faithful to God in building up the church and serving in God’s world.

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